Chloe Wine Collection
Under the direction of Senior Winemaker Georgetta Dane, Chloe Wines launches his first Prosecco wine.
Following the great success of the first four wines in the Chloe Wine Collection, which debuted in April 2014, Chloe Prosecco DOC, $17 SRP, launches nationally this month. Under the direction of Senior Winemaker Georgetta Dane, International Women’s Wine Competition Best Woman Winemaker 2012, the newest addition joins Chloe Sonoma County Chardonnay, Valdadige DOC Pinot Grigio, Red No. 249 North Coast blend and Monterey County Pinot Noir.
Chloe Prosecco is made from 100% Glera grapes from roughly 60 acres of vineyards divided among a handful of small growers primarily in the Asolo area of the Prosecco DOC. During the second half of September, the clusters of grapes are harvested by hand and immediately taken to the cellar, where they are gently crushed and pressed. Initial fermentation takes place in 100% stainless steel at controlled temperatures. Secondary fermentation for this fresh and lively Prosecco takes place in pressure tanks in the traditional Charmat method.
Chloe presents classic and distinctive wines from some of the world’s preeminent growing regions, providing a portfolio that represents luxury at an accessible cost in a striking package. Dane comments, «In developing Chloe, I set out to craft wines that are both timeless and elegant, but that also offer a fresh taste and high-quality take on classic, iconic varietals. This sparkling wine is made in a drier style than most Proseccos on the market right now, which reflects my European roots and palate.»
This wine is bursting with flavors of fresh fruit and fine bubbles, with notes of peach, green apple, citrus and white flowers on the nose and palate. Balanced with elegant acidity, it offers a crisp finish with a hint of minerality, revealing the proximity to the mountains and calcareous soils of the region where the grapes are grown. With 1.5 grams per 100 milliliter of residual sugar, Chloe Prosecco DOC presents a drier style than its competitors.
(Featured Image: Glera grapes)